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Meaning of make-do

make-do

Pronunciation: (māk'd"), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -dos,
—n.
  1. something that serves as a substitute, esp. of an inferior or expedient nature: We had to get along with make-dos during the war.
—adj.
  1. used as a substitute; makeshift: make-do curtains.
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